Fri, 19 Oct 2018

China has a hidden "debt iceberg" says Standard and Poor's

NEW YORK, New York - Standard and Poor’s 500 has downgraded China’s sovereign debt rating, citing concerns over off-balance-sheet debt ...

China Accuses West of Double Standard on Xinjiang

SHANGHAI - The Western media is guilty of "double standards" when it comes to reporting on China's restive northwestern region ...

Arunachal Cong MP raises concern over 'grim' Tuting, Pasighat regions

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Oct 19 (ANI): Congress Member of Parliament (MP) from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has written a ...

Wet and Mild: Warm Winter Predicted for Much of US

WASHINGTON - Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, ...

Religious extremism effectively contained: Xinjiang governor

Xinjiang [China], Oct 19 (ANI): Chairman of the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Shohrat Zakir, claimed that the Chinese ...

Malaysia to Host China, Thailand in Naval Drills

Thai troops will join their Malaysian and Chinese counterparts this weekend for a 10-day naval training exercise in the Strait ...

European and Asian Leaders Seek to Boost Trade, Security

BRUSSELS - Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout "to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that ...

Mnangagwa's been wooing Zimbabwe's white sports heroes. Here's why

Tapiwa Chagonda, University of Johannesburg Sport in general, and particularly gifted sports people, have been known to rouse feelings of ...

Russian Firms Test Non-Dollar Deals to Sidestep US Sanctions

MOSCOW - Several major Russian companies are exploring ways to do deals abroad without using dollars, spurred on by a ...

China Sugar Restrictions in Xinjiang Hit Uyghur Bakeries Hard

Government restrictions on buying daily necessities are getting more severe for Uyghur people in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) ...

Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

Pope Francis indicated his willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at ...

After Canada legalises pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savour ...

Kosovo Votes to Create National Army Over Serb Objections

PRISTINA, KOSOVO - The parliament in Kosovo, Europe's newest independent state which relies on NATO troops for its protection, voted ...

China Tries Website Editor For Refusing to Comply With Delete Request

A website editor who failed to implement a delete notice from China's internet police has stood trial at a court ...

Pope Gets Invite to North Korea, Indicates will Consider it

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated that he ...

US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told his Chinese counterpart that improved high-level relations between their countries will reduce the ...

Pakistan drop Mohammad Amir for Australia T20Is

Lahore [Pakistan], Oct18 (ANI): Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has been dropped from the recently-announced 15-member squad for the upcoming ...

China Defends Xinjiang 'Internment Camps' Ahead of UN Review

BEIJING - Just a few weeks before China's human rights record comes up for periodic review at the United Nations, ...

Diana Edulji says "more opinions" to be taken in wives on tour matter

New Delhi [India], Oct 18 (ANI): Member of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, Diana Edulji, has said that they are ...

Why African countries should strengthen their public service

Public Service in Africa. This is a topic that, despite its fundamental role in governance and leadership, is seldom discussed. ...

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Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor in heated clash

WASHINGTON DC - Two of the U.S. president's most trusted advisors, had a huge row in the White House Oval ...

Putin: ISIS has taken hundreds of people hostage in Syria

MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a revelation related to the ongoing war in Syria, that ...

Fifteen students among the dead in attack in Crimea

MOSCOW, Russia - The number of people killed in the college attack in the city of Kerch, in the Russian-annexed ...

Gang arrested after parental abductions sweep Australia

CANBERRA, Australia - A two year investigation by Australian Federal Police has netted a gang of four people involved in parental abductions. ...

Rift between Turkey and Saudi Arabia could unravel

The Oct. 2  disappearance  of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul has put a spotlight ...

Bomb explosion at college in Russia-annexed Crimea kills 18

MOSCOW, Russia - A bomb exploded at a college in the Black Sea region of Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, leaving ...

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